Sweden is one territory where without doubt, some of the best synth based music has emerged. But a few years ago, strange things happened within the Swedish electronic music community as it began to eat itself…
Thankfully, one faction who are very much of the view that the synth is not dead is Romo Night Records, a label born out of a long standing club night founded in Gothenburg by Tobbe Lande and Tony Ersborg. Their first fruit of labours is ‘Romo Night Records Vol 1’. Continue Reading ›
During their ‘Star Trek’ careers, both William Shatner and the late Leonard Nimoy made various excursions into the musical world with mixed responses.
But one noted musical offshoot inspired by the long running franchise were a bunch of Swedes who traded under the moniker of S.P.O.C.K. Predominantly based around the cult of ‘Star Trek’, 'Five Year Mission’ appeared in 1994. Continue Reading ›
Formed in 1980 in Sweden by Eddie Bengtsson and Marina Schiptjenko, PAGE marked the entry point of synthpop into the Nordic country, leading to decades of producing the best pop acts in Europe.
Returning with their new album 'Det Är Ingen Vacker Värld Men Det Råkar Vara Så Det Ser Ut', which translates as "There's No Beautiful World But It Happens To Look Like That", the veteran boy / girl combo ensure that they are still very valid, even 37 years on. Continue Reading ›
Sub Culture Records is a Norwegian label founded by Per Aksel Lundgreen, whose motto goes "what you call culture, we call crap"...
The label is no stranger to compilations, having just unveiled their latest, 'The Best TECHNOMANCER & ANGST POP Remixes' featuring a plethora of artists reworked in a Per Aksel Lundgreen approved manner. Continue Reading ›
Like Germany and the UK, Sweden has an established history in electronic music.
So what’s so special about Sweden then? Listed chronologically from its UK perspective with a restriction of one song per moniker, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 SVENSKA SYNTH SONGS… Continue Reading ›